Friday, June 29, 2007

Watermelon Lemonade: Two Ways

Watermelon (kalingad, tarbooz ) is the perfect summer fruit: more than 90% water, sweet, refreshing, and totally guilt free.
What more would you want in a summer treat?

Though chilled plain watermelon is our preferred way to enjoy this fruit; watermelon lemonade is a fantastic alternative.

Not much of a recipe, but here it is:
Use your favourite recipe (or check this one) for lemonade and add watermelon juice instead of water. Start with a little less sugar as the watermelon will bring along some sweetness.
Chill and enjoy!

You could also use the watermelon lemonade to make a granita.
Pop the lemonade in the freezer, let it freeze overnight. To serve use a fork to scrape the granita into a bowl . So easy!

If you use regular white sugar, the colour is much brighter than what is seen in the picture above. I used raw sugar, which made the lemonade just a little muddy.

The lemonade and granita goes to Jai&Bee as my entry to AFAM: Watermelon that they are hosting this month.
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